Elvis Presley Biography fan`s survey results:
La Vera Chapel
From: United States
1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: Very young in life. Elvis got his start in 1954, the year I was born, so a few short years later, Elvis was my favorite singer.
2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: His gorgous looks, his amazing voice, his love for those who had little. No matter the fame he gained he never forgot where he came from.
3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?
"My Message to Elvis": Elvis if you were here with us today, there would be just one thing I would ask....if you ever needed a friend I would be there for you.....not because of your fame..because of who you are as a person. Sure would love to be able to just talk and be there for you.
4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?
And why is it your favourite?
: Being an Elvis fan, it is very hard to just pick one favorite song. They were all great and no matter the mood you were or are in there is one that will set you at peace. If I had to chose it would be "If I Can Dream" because it was written for him and it just seemed to suit him well. He sang it with all his heart, as if he was the one who wrote it. And as far as movies, call me crazy but my favorite was Charro.....he seemed a little more at peace doing that movie. And besides that look he had in that.....mmmm just as sexy as could be.
5. Which is your favourite SUIT that Elvis wore on stage?
: The Aloha Eagle
6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
: His Mom....a little of Elvis died the day she passed away.
7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died?
: At home and at the sink washing dishes
8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year,
even long after his death?
: We are on our 4th generation of Elvis fans in my family. When a young child watches his concert videos they just stop and stare and it is like they are hooked. We find them dancing to his music and before you know it questions are being asked about him. And soon another fan isborn.
Have you been to Graceland?...If so, would you like to share your experence or feelings on this site?
: Yes I have been to Graceland 18 times. It is just so peaceful there. And when you take the tours and see what this man accomplished in his short time on earth and 30 years after his death you will have a greater knowledge about him.
Elvis was a trend leader and constantly "transformed" himself in his career, like Madonna & music stars are famous for doing nowdays.
Which are your favourite "Elvis eras" in his career?
: 68 comeback t.v. doco & live concerts
Do you have a personal Letter to Elvis or Poem about or for Elvis that you would like to share on this site?
This may be included in our next book "Messages to Elvis". Add it here
:: I wrote this for the 30th anniversary:
Remembering Our Friend
Thirty years have come and gone, and tears still flow like rain,
When we hear your voice, or someone speaks your name.
That's the way it's been every day that has passes by,
Some still do not understand, and continue to ask us why.
We tell them you were our friend, but we never met one on one,
Comfort always came to us, through the songs that you sung.
When we were down and out, and just about to give in,
We'd hear your voice and soon things were fine again.
But on August 16th, 1977, we found that you had gone,
Our tears fell and our heartaches were so strong.
Our friend was gone and the whole world mourned for you,
Oh Elvis, in days to come how would we get through?
But Elvis, we realized you never left us, your still here today,
Your in the hearts of many and just a sweet song away.
Even if were not in Memphis, please know that we care,
Our long time friends will carry our candles for us there.
Elvis, look down from Heaven, the candles will be burning bright,
So many fans from the world over will be there that night.
You are more than just an artist, we will always call you our friend.
Your memory and our love for you will never have an end.
Would you like to tell us a little bit more about yourself to share on your own Elvis Presley Fan page?
: I am a die hard Elvis fan. Grandmother several times over. Have had the chance to be in Memphis for 15 candlight vigils. My last year was 2003 because I was dx with MS. And it really hurts me that I can no longer attend due to my disability. But I have memories and 14 Elvis related tattoos to show my loyality to Elvis and as long as I am alive he will never be forgotten, nor will anyone speak badly of him. I feel Elvis is my friend, he has always been there for me, just wish I could of returned that favor 30 plus years ago. But since i could not be, well the best I can do is stand up for him now and I know that I am not alone.
Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Music, Movies, Posters, Books, Ceramics, Figurines, Souveneir items
How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for Elvis's fans?
: No you have done a super job.
Hello La Vera
WOW, I love your poem. Your words are beautiful with deep feeling for the loss of our king. Elvis was an amazing man, I`m sure it would be safe to say you speak for us all from the heart. He has had quite an effect on his fans world wide. The only way I can say thanks to the one I adore is dedication through my site; I love to hear from Elvis fans. Elvis is soooo loved, not only for his music or movies but his warm & sincere kindness that was part of his nature. "If I Can Dream" is a Big favorite of mine too. La Vera thank you for your wonderful comments on our survey its been lovely hearing from you, sorry to hear about your health. All the best La Vera & take care.
La Vera below are the lyrics to your favorite song
"If I Can Dream"
performed by Elvis Presley
There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear
We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there's a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now